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Old 06-19-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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converting original frig

I have a 65 caravel with the original gas-only frig. Is there any way to convert this to 110v? joqin

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Old 06-20-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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HI , I have the original refrigerator in my Caravel too. I have had the entire thing apart and I can't really see a spot where you would put the element.

Does it work on gas ?

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Old 07-01-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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Somewhere in the past our original was replaced with another Dometic gas only. Worked great but very dirty, stinky and cracked inside. We bought a used 3-way, but now wifey wants a new one to "complement" the restored trailer look. OK by me as I have built the used one into my work shop as a beer stash...

What model numbers will fit in a Caravel between the wheel well and the door?


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Check out in the caravel restoration section he covers how he put in a newer model fridge.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Stan Z
Check out Vintage Airstream Home in the caravel restoration section he covers how he put in a newer model fridge.
If your original unit was a propane only model, then you can not convert it to 120VAC as there is no provision for the element within the boiler section, and you also have no control features that will regulate the heating of the element and the corresponding temp in the unit.

You need a new one to accomplish this.
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